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Chickasaw Bluffs

Battle Name : Chickasaw Bluffs

Date(s) : 29 December 1862

Part of : American Civil War , Western Theatre, 1862 ,

Outcome : A victory for American Confederate Forces over American Union Forces

Type of battle : Land


General Sherman, unaware that the other half of the pincer-movement on Vicksburg under Grant had withdrawn, continued to move on the important Mississippi river town by attacking the defences a few miles north on the bluffs overlooking Chickasaw bayou. However since there was no supporting diversion the 14,000 dug-in Confederate defenders had no trouble 'knocking-over like tenpins' the 32,000 Union attackers. Sherman gave up and withdrew north.